Hello and welcome to Helping Our Bereaved, or HOB for short. I developed this website and support group to help people cope with the death of a loved one by an unexpected death. My son, Austin Hobson (nick named Hob) died from an accidental overdose at the age of 22. After Austin’s death I felt very alone because I had only a few people to talk to that had been through the same type of grief I have. Through my research, I realized there are not a lot of support groups who specialize in helping people cope with the unexpected death of a friend or family member. That is why I developed HOB. I want this website to be a place of warmth where people can go to share their stories, pictures, and experiences during the grieving process. I also want this website to be educational. Every death is different, so having many different people who have experienced dealing with the death a loved one either by trauma, illness, suicide, or overdose is very important. Please join me is this very needed cause. Here we can grieve, remember, and love together.


Benjie Windley